Thousands forced to evacuate parts of Rhodes because of wildfires

Thousands of holidaymakers and locals have been forced to evacuate parts of Rhodes because of wildfires.

Temperatures have soared to over 40 degrees Celsius on the Greek island.

Firefighters from eight European countries are either already helping or are due to arrive soon.

Ian Murison’s been caught up in the chaos – and says it’s been terrifying.

It was literally like the end of the world. And the flames were now far more visible. Suddenly they were leaping flames into the sky and my wife was on the other hand was finding it incredibly stressful, and particularly when they said women and children only on the bus, so I kissed them goodbye she thought that might be the last time she saw me.”


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